Cooper S Engine Fire
The Mini is a hot little car. Unfortunately for its owners, it's actually a little too hot and might catch fire.Continue reading article "Cooper S Engine Fire"
Power Steering Pump Failure
A sudden cutout of power steering has been an issue for Mini owners, eventually prompting a recall. However, that doesn’t include everyone who is having problems.Continue reading article "Power Steering Pump Failure"
If you've had transmission problems with a 2002-06 Mini Hardtop or 2005-08 Mini Convertible, you might be getting some financial relief soon. BMW has agreed to settle three class-action lawsuits that claimed they knew those cars had transmi…Continue reading article "CVT Settlement"
What Owners Complain About the Most
Sorting out which topics, problems, and model years have the most overall complaints from owners on CarComplaints.com.
Worst Issues view all problems
- loss of power steering in the 2006 Cooper
- premature clutch failure in the 2007 Cooper S
- engine failure in the 2007 Cooper S
- timing chain broken in the 2009 Cooper S
- transmission failure in the 2005 Cooper
- airbag light on in the 2009 Cooper
- transmission clunks in the 2005 Cooper S
What Breaks the Most view all topics
employees forgot to install plates meant to protect high-pressure fuel pumps in nearly 10,000 vehicles.
MINI learned about the problem in August 2018 at an engine assembly line and engineers determined the affected cars were built at a single engine plant that forgot to install the crash protection plates.
The 2017-2019 MINI Cooper Countryman was on the assembly line at the time of the forgetfulness.keep reading article "MINI Recalls Countryman to Install Missing Fuel Pump Plates"
s reluctantly issuing a recall for power steering problems after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determined a warranty extension simply wasn’t enough.
The recalled cars include the 2002-2005 MINI Cooper and Cooper S and the 2005 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible. MINI says the cars can have problems with a temporary or permanent loss of the electro-hydraulic power steering assistance.
BMW maintains the problem isn’t safety-related, but at least five reports say they were injured after their power steering failed.keep reading article "Mini's Electro-Hydraulic Power Steering Recalled for Overheating"
The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.